Sigma 18-125 mm DC lens
May 21, 2004 at 13:54 GMT
Sigma today announced an all new 'DC' (Digital Camera) lens designed to be used only on digital SLR's with an APS (or smaller) sized sensor. The new 18 - 125 mm F3.5 - F5.6 DC lens has a non-rotating front element as well as a zoom lock button, it will initially be available for Sigma AF, Canon AF and Nikon AF-D lens mounts. Expected retail price in Japan will be 45,000 YEN (approx. $400), in the UK £229.99.
SIGMA EXTEND DC RANGE
18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras.
Features a 6.9 times magnification zoom ratio.
Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC.
This zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital SLRs with the popular APS-C sensor. This latest lens from Sigma`s DC range has a 6.9 times magnification zoom ratio. The image circle is designed to match the size of the image sensor of digital SLR cameras resulting in a surprisingly compact and lightweight superzoom lens.
A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two aspherical glass elements produce a high level of optical performance through the entire zoom range.
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.6") at all focal lengths and is equipped with an inner focusing system. The non - rotating front element makes the lens particularly suitable for using the petal-shaped lens hood (supplied) and circular polarizing filters. The lens is equipped with a zoom lock which eliminates "Zoom Creep".
* Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
|Lens Construction||15 Elements in 14 Groups|
|Angle of View||69.3°- 11.4°|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7 pcs|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||50 cm (19.6")|
|Filter Size||62 mm|
|Lens Hood||Petal Shaped Lens Hood|
|Dimensions (dia x len)||70 mm (2.7") x 77.7 mm (3")|
|Weight||385 g (13.5 oz)|
|Mounts (AF)||Sigma, Canon, Nikon (D), Pentax*, Minolta*|
|SRP Japan||45,000 YEN|
* Availability TBA